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Offline dakazman

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Re: 1970 s2 0453R Reassembly
« Reply #15 on: Monday,June 12, 2017, 06:17:14 AM »
Going back to 1970 there was a lotus Europa dealership on Rt 22 in Scotch Plains, N.J.
That is where I saw my first time, purchased my basket case in 1985. Disassembled and striped,
Repaired all the spiderwebs in glass some time ago but it got pushed to the back burner.
Well more pics to come ,
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Re: 1970 s2 0453R Reassembly
« Reply #16 on: Monday,June 12, 2017, 01:25:46 PM »
That was Tom's Pit Stop in Scotch Plains, where I bought my TC in 1974.

I grew up (?) in Stirling, and went to WHRHS.

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Re: 1970 s2 0453R Reassembly
« Reply #17 on: Tuesday,June 13, 2017, 05:28:45 PM »
Tom's Pit Stop is where I saw my first Europa. I think I was 11 or 12 at the time. I grew up in Plainfield and would ride my bike to Tom's. I've always wanted a Europa ever since. Finally bought one this year.
1974 Europa TCS 4552R

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Re: 1970 s2 0453R Reassembly
« Reply #18 on: Tuesday,June 13, 2017, 07:29:23 PM »
I also wanted a Europa since I was a kid. Was looking seriously in 2005 when the local Lotus dealer (Sports and Specialist Cars) convinced me to buy a new Elise instead. Went thru that phase of "new" Lotus' and finally decided I still wanted a Europa. So here I am in the midst of my frame off rebuild.

My friend Ted had both an Elise and a JPS Europa (lucky guy)

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Re: 1970 s2 0453R Reassembly
« Reply #19 on: Friday,June 16, 2017, 07:22:21 AM »
Hey certified. Great pictures of Teds Bookends.

Cwtech and Brian , right Toms pit stop...he would have several on the front lawn.
Small world.
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Re: 1970 s2 0453R Reassembly
« Reply #20 on: Friday,June 16, 2017, 08:25:16 AM »
At first, I thought the Elise was way to garish for me, but I've warmed up to it. I got a chance to sit in one a while back. I expected it to be a bit difficult, but I didn't expect it to be nearly impossible. It would have been much easier with the top off, but the hard top was installed. It probably took a couple of minutes to get in. Once in, it was ok. Getting out wasn't trivial either. They're interesting cars but there's no danger of my getting one. On the other hand, an Elan... (by why not a Miata?)

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Re: 1970 s2 0453R Reassembly
« Reply #21 on: Sunday,June 25, 2017, 03:09:34 PM »
busy week here,
progress report. pictures first heater /defrost box rebuild

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Re: 1970 s2 0453R Reassembly
« Reply #22 on: Sunday,June 25, 2017, 03:13:45 PM »
ok some radius arm stuff also cleaned...but bushing for wishbones cam in and 2 engines from California coming
 an 821-30 wedge and an 843 hemi.
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Re: 1970 s2 0453R Reassembly
« Reply #23 on: Sunday,June 25, 2017, 03:23:15 PM »
also dug out the box with my interior parts ...
talk to you all next week>>>
busy, 
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Re: 1970 s2 0453R Reassembly
« Reply #24 on: Sunday,June 25, 2017, 04:34:13 PM »
Great progress! If you decide to get a new dash, I would recommend Prestige AutoWood (http://www.prestigeautowood.com/). I don't have any interest in his business, but he does great work!

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Re: 1970 s2 0453R Reassembly
« Reply #25 on: Friday,July 07, 2017, 03:40:01 PM »
 Hey guys Great week , I received two motors from a great guy from California
A hemi and a wedge .  Trying to find a good machinists ... had a simple job so I thought was to cut the rear drums and the front rotors but was turned away because there is no written Specs on this in the maintenance manual. Frustrating....

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Re: 1970 s2 0453R Reassembly
« Reply #26 on: Friday,July 07, 2017, 07:02:38 PM »
Rotor are cheap, stupid cheap.  Just buy new ones.  Same as a Spitfire.

Drums are the same as a GT6. Early GT6 for the S1/2 and TC (1.25"), late GT6 for the TCS (1.5").  A little harder to find and they are not balanced when you do.  Trust me, get them balanced.

If the drum is not scored, you can just sand them.  The problem with turning the drums is that when you get the big cuts (no more than 0.060"), the shoes no longer fit well.  In the old days, we would arc the shoes to suit but there are not many shops so equipped these days.

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Re: 1970 s2 0453R Reassembly
« Reply #27 on: Sunday,July 09, 2017, 08:12:17 AM »
Thanks ordered front rotors , may go with the upgrade and put discs on back .
I'll check back with progress and pics soon
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Re: 1970 s2 0453R Reassembly
« Reply #28 on: Wednesday,August 02, 2017, 03:40:42 PM »
Still working on numerous parts, but I received a 843 hemi crossflow engine and need some help  ordering parts  and identifying engine. I see mecaparts has some parts I believe but find it hard to navigate the site. Any help would be appreciated
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Re: 1970 s2 0453R Reassembly
« Reply #29 on: Wednesday,August 02, 2017, 04:15:47 PM »
These two pdfs go into what fits where with the Renault crossflow engines:

http://www.lotus-europa.com/manuals/s1misc/PFEngineering.pdf

http://www.lotus-europa.com/manuals/s1misc/s1hemi.pdf

843s use the same bearings, etc but use different sleeves with an o-ring seal.